Manikarnika teaser: Kangana Ranaut's Rani Laxmibai is as resolute, valiant as she is vulnerable
Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika's teaser was unveiled on Gandhi Jayanti
Ever since Manikarnika was announced, the period drama, being spearheaded by Kangana Ranaut has been in the news. Now, the makers have released the first teaser of the film, where the actress is presented as a resolute leader, the Queen of Jhansi.
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Witness a glimpse of the most fierce warrior, the Queen of Jhansi. #ManikarnikaTeaser out now: https://t.co/eTJKkLyKZh#Manikarnika #KanganaRanaut @Jisshusengupta @anky1912 @DirKrish @shariqpatel @KamalJain_TheKJ @ZeeStudios_
— Zee Studios (@ZeeStudios_) October 2, 2018
Amitabh Bachchan's rich baritone sets the mood for the clip. Long sequences replete with sepia-toned landscapes successfully create a simulation of 19th century India. An armoured Kangana Ranaut valiantly wields her blood soaked sword and rips through her enemies on a field ravaged by war. Ranaut's Manikarnika, vulnerable and fierce in equal measure, cradles her toddler child in as she sits on her throne and fulfills her duties as queen.
The period drama, which is scheduled to hit the cinemas on the Republic Day weekend next year, will focus on Rani Laxmibai's life and her fight against British colonisers for the independence of her land. Apart from Ranaut, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' features an ensemble cast that includes Jisshu Sengupta, Suresh Oberoi and Atul Kulkarni.
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